On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 3:03 PM, Jeff Johnson <jljonsn9663@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "Hallie Ewanus" <hallieve@...>
>> Greetings all,
>> They were not attached to the tops that was the whole point they wer
>> put up and taken down as needed. living spaces were small, Even large
> No dispute there! I've been in a couple of real manor houses and
> castles, and the "great hall" isn't usually so much on the "Great Big"
> The question that plagues us folks that do play with making these
> critters is how the legs were put together and joined into the
> transverse pieces that the table tops rest on.
> I've made at least 4 different variations of trestle, based on what
> little artwork I've seen, including a couple of sliding dovetails. I
> really don't see any sliding dovetails before the late 15th C, and
> those seem to be from Northern Italy. Function-wise, I'm pretty sure
> that the sliding dovetails were more of a permanent component of a
> fixed top/cleat arrangement and the leg assemblies would have been
> detached from the cleat if it were to be broken down. Not much period
> evidence for it, aside from a disassembling French table in the Cluny,
> which has the top pegged to the legs, but it seems to make sense if
> you've played with how it all goes together.
> I really need to finish that article on trestle tables that I've got
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